Opening the doors of STEM education

Key takeaways:

  • Free math and science online modules for 3rd-12th grade students and teachers.
  • Content is aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards.
  • Anyone with a low-cost mobile device can be inspired to pursue a STEM career.

It’s a new day for students and teachers in Texas.

The ExxonMobil Foundation is joining forces with Khan Academy to open doors of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education throughout the state. Khan Academy will be offering free Texas standards-aligned math and science courses and teacher guides thanks to a $17 million investment from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

It’s called the Open Doors Project, and it makes a set of free learning resources available for anyone aspiring to be or teaching the next great scientist or engineer in Texas. The program includes courses for 3rd-12th grade math and science students, as well as teacher guides aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.

The ExxonMobil Foundation has invested more than $17 million in the Open Doors Project. It will offer additional support through the Khan Academy Districts offering to primary and secondary schools in areas where we operate, including Houston, the Permian Basin and the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The Open Doors Project math and science courses and teacher guides will be available for learners in Texas and globally. The initial round of student and teacher courses will launch on June 30, 2024, with the remaining courses rolling out in the summers of 2025 and 2026.

Teachers, students and anyone interested in the Open Doors Project can click here for more information.


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